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Triple Talaq Bill is anti-Islam, says Asaduddin Owaisi

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New Delhi: The triple talaq bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday. A heated debate is underway between the Centre and the Opposition over the contentious bill. While the government defended the bill, members of Opposition termed the bill as politically motivated and against the Supreme Court rules. This is the first time that the bill will be tabled in the 17th Lok Sabha by the BJP government after coming back to power.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019, which aims to criminalise instant triple talaq, was introduced by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, last month. Prasad had introduced a fresh bill in this regard to ban instant triple talaq in the Lok Sabha, saying it would help protect the rights of Muslim women. The bill seeks to replace the ordinance passed by the previous government in February after a similar bill could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha. In Rajya Sabha, a discussion is underway over the RTI amendment Bill. The Opposition parties had met Wednesday and identified as many as seven Bills which they want sent to Select Committees for scrutiny .

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